Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists in Hershey, PA

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Lilly Knopic
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
“Do you find yourself acting ineffectively based on your emotion? Do you experience more unhelpful than positive emotions? Do you find it difficult to control your emotions and impulses? Are you having a difficult time accepting or coping with a life problem?
(717) 219-2354
Hershey, PA 17033
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Mountain View Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I utilize a client-centered approach to create a supportive, nonjudgmental, and individualized experience from the initial intake until discharge. I work with ages 6+. Also offering ESA evaluations and letters. Schedule today for online telecounseling sessions! My treatment philosophy is to provide individualized treatment and clinical services that will aid the individual and the family in accomplishing individualized treatment goals and developing a Life Worth Living.
(717) 537-9569
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Stacy Dove
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
My name is Stacy and I am an LPC with Set Sail Counseling, LLC. I’m excited that you’re here and considering “setting sail” on your journey toward healing. I believe in the power of relationships to help people heal and to recover from whatever stresses they may have encountered in life. I see my role as a therapist being to help you better understand yourself and the concerns that bring you to therapy, as well as to challenge you to move forward from stuck places and continue to grow.
(223) 332-4797
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Hershey, PA 17033
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Kate R Knapp
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I believe that therapy offers a unique and safe place to heal and grow. Walking through my clients' difficulties with them creates a space to promote healing and growth. I enjoy the challenge of supporting clients as they gain a sense of empowerment. I work with people from all faith backgrounds, and while I do not consider myself to be solely a "christian counselor", my faith is a large part of my life and I invite clients to lead the role that faith plays in our work together. I work with individuals as well as couples. My work has included supporting people who experience anxiety, depression, poor relationships and life changes.
(585) 492-6045
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Hershey, PA 17033
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Rachel Flicker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Through telehealth sessions, I endeavor to create an atmosphere where you can feel supported and comfortable to share openly your concerns. I have extensive experience as a telehealth counselor, and am able to make lasting connections and create a fun and engaging experience for those younger clients. Telehealth sessions are found to be just as effective as in-person sessions, and my goal is to tailor services uniquely for each client. Please EMAIL me to see about scheduling an appointment, this is the fastest way to receive a response.
(223) 204-9346
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Hershey, PA 17033
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Stacey Rossi
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Immediate Openings Due to Added Hours of Availability - In Person or Virtual sessions available. Evening availability! My hope is to create an atmosphere where you can feel supported and comfortable to share openly your concerns. Finding a connection, a support, and someone you can trust, is the most important element of therapeutic success. I will tailor services uniquely for each client.
(223) 217-2806
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Hershey, PA 17033
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Aileen Beaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe in people’s ability to process and transform their pain in order to live fuller and freer lives. I believe that starts with having a safe and supportive therapeutic connection. In therapy, I strive to provide an atmosphere where you can express your thoughts and feelings free of judgement and recognize patterns that no longer serve you.
(717) 328-8826
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Hershey, PA 17033
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Jamie Bolton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I value and appreciate the courage it takes to open up and talk about stress in your life, relationship difficulties, and regrets. It's important to be able to talk to someone who is nonjudgmental. I value the therapeutic relationship and I believe it is important to find a good match between client and therapist.
(717) 378-4088
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Hershey, PA 17033
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Stephen Michael Schuch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Verified
With over 30 years of clinical practice, extensive continuing education, and an emphasis on what works rather than on what’s wrong, I tailor my approach to the specific needs of each individual, couple, family, and group for whom I provide service. Using proven methods, I am able to offer, among others, supportive, interactional, brief problem-solving, cognitive-behavioral, including trauma focused cognitive-behavioral, and relational psychotherapies. Common themes among my clients are concerns related to relationship difficulties, bereavement, mood disorders including depression, anxiety, childhood behavioral problems, eating disorders, compulsive and additive behaviors, and difficulties related to specific life circumstances.
(717) 229-7295
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Jared L Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, CAADC, CCM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My counseling practice focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and communication within families, couples and individuals. My passion is helping clients manage life transitions, loss, anxiety, anger, depression, family conflict, addictions, and chronic illness. I approach therapy in a collaborative process, your participation plays an integral role in how therapy progresses. Together, we will establish goals and plans that we feel are attainable and will best meet your needs. I believe individuals and families are capable of making meaningful changes in their lives based on strengths they already possess. Our work together will enhance your existing resources.
(717) 553-1958
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Maria T Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Change can be difficult. At times, not changing can be harder. Deciding to explore therapy is a wonderful first step. I can help you set and accomplish goals to determine how to move from that difficult place, to where you want to be.
(717) 484-9059
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New Passages
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder? Are you coping with the aftermath of trauma, abuse or effects of active military experience? Are you or a family member using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate? My clinical experience includes over 25 years in the field working in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient substance abuse, outpatient mental health , and working with children in foster care. I have an eclectic approach with a emphasis on cognitive therapy. I have an advanced certification in addictions and extensive work with trauma including EMDR.
(717) 454-2377
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Angela Anderson
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! My name is Angela, and I have been working in a private practice setting now for 4 years, and prior was in a community mental health setting for 3 years. I have extensive experience working with all traumas across the lifespan (including veterans), as well as co-occuring / substance abuse disorders and gambling disorders. I also have helped many with anxiety and OCD over come their battles with specific techniques i've been trained in! If you're ready to start the process, please reach out! I look forward to working with you!
(484) 263-8245
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Nicholas Pappas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Each client's psychological and spiritual needs are a focus addressing relational issues, behavioral issues, and mood-driven difficulties with consideration of individually-specified treatment goals. Overarching treatment outcome is healing and restoration and rehabilitation for clients to become healthy, happy and productive individuals.
(717) 470-8697
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Carrita Counseling and Wellness
MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT
Verified
Verified
I am interested in working with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, panic, anxiety/phobias, Adjustment to chronic physical health problems, Codependency, Adult Children of Alcohol.
(223) 400-8363
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The Family Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MATS, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Deborah Coulston, MA, MATS, CIMHP, LMFT, is an experienced professional psychotherapist, marital and family therapist, expressive arts therapist, and pioneer in the field of nutrition psychology, integrative mental health and alternative health modalities. Ms. Coulston is well known for her work in the treatment field of eating disorders & weight management, and for her expertise in both childhood and adult trauma, as well as the field of behavioral addictions. As the owner of The Family Wellness Center, she brings a diversified background to the practice of expressive arts therapy, clinical counseling, & holistic psychotherapy.
(717) 229-0492
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Move Forward Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Move Forward Counseling is a boutique private practice offering mental health therapy specifically for women by a staff of over 20 licensed providers. We believe women need specialized care and offer an array of specialties related to women's issues. Many women who seek our care are struggling with relationship issues, feeling anxious, depressed, or unsure how to navigate life transitions. Our clients often state they "feel stuck" as the reason why they are seeking therapy. Participating in therapy can help identify a clear way to move forward in your life. We provide services for children, teens and adults of all genders.
(717) 696-0029
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Kitty Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I have 15 years experience in mental health and have worked with a variety of individuals. I aspire to create a safe environment for my clients and families and allow you to go on a journey of discovery. Together we will explore your life's most challenging matters and heal the wounds that impact your life. I am also a Christian and can apply biblical principles to your treatment at your request; I am comfortable working with clients from all worldviews, faiths, and orientations.
(717) 639-2674
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Christina Miles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Verified
"If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one " ~ Goldie Hawn. In my experience, the acceptance of information can stretch the mind beyond it’s previous dimensions and can feel very challenging. However, overcoming these growing pains can make life purposeful.
(717) 973-6998
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Jessica Ambrose
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
Hello! I am Jessica, a licensed professional counselor in the Harrisburg area. I have been working in the mental health field for over five years. I have gained experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both the residential and outpatient therapy settings. My work has included a focus on supporting clients through experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, family and relationship concerns.
(717) 912-5717
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Hummelstown, PA 17036
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Borderline Personality (BPD) Therapists

What is the most successful approach to treating borderline personality disorder?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is considered the gold standard of treatment for borderline personality disorder. An evidence-based treatment, it addresses the extreme emotional reactivity, the relationship difficulties, and the acts of self-harm that create so much distress for BPD patients. DBT is a comprehensive program that includes both regular individual psychotherapy sessions and weekly group sessions of skills training.

What happens in treatment of borderline personality disorder?

Treatment typically consists of weekly individual therapy sessions that last an hour and group skill-focused instructional sessions that may last up to two hours. Patients are typically given homework “assignments” in which they are asked to practice in their daily life the skills they acquire in therapy. Patients also keep a diary tracking their emotions and impulses as a way to know which situations are most problematic and to help them gain control over their own behavior. Difficult situations and feelings are typically reviewed in therapy sessions and more constructive solutions found.

What kinds of problems does BPD treatment help with?

DBT was initially developed to dampen the self-destructive impulses of chronically suicidal patients. It is now the treatment of choice for borderline personality disorder, a serious condition marked by extreme emotional reactivity, relationship instability, and self-injurious behaviors. Treatment of BPD helps patients tolerate the flux of emotions without acting on them, often with a specific focus on tolerating negative emotions. DBT addresses the core problems of BPD—fear of abandonment, low self-esteem, and impulsivity.

What is the goal of treatment in borderline personality disorder?

The goal of treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) is to relieve the extreme emotional distress that patients experience—to curb their emotional reactivity, to minimize their inclination to self-harm, and to reduce their impulsivity. Toward these ends, patients are not only taught an array of new coping skills and techniques for emotional regulation, they are given opportunities to practice them. Another major goal of treatment is interpersonal effectiveness; patients learn and problem-solve ways to effectively communicate in relationships, especially how to ask for what they need as a way to minimize hurt feelings.